OFFICIALS

REFEREE

Each National Member Federation has the right to choose the candidates for the title of FIBA Referee from amongst its best national referees. A National Member Federation may have an unlimited number of FIBA Referees.

In order to obtain the title of FIBA Referee, the candidates must:
Be proposed officially by their Federation
Participate in a Clinic for FIBA Referee Candidates
Pass theoretical (basketball rules) as well as physical fitness and practical (officiating the game) tests;
Pass the English Language test

Only the official tests and examinations established by the FIBA Technical Commission are valid.

Clinics shall be organised by the FIBA Technical Commission with the assistance of the FIBA Secretariat. They may be organised also by a Zone Technical Commission. In this event, the programme and the names of the FIBA Instructors conducting the clinic must be submitted to the FIBA Secretariat for approval.

The referee cannot be older than thirty-five (35) years of age when taking part in a FIBA Clinic for Referee Candidates and will not be considered FIBA Active Referee after the age of fifty (50).

Download procedure and form:
Individual Referee procedure
Individual Referee form
FIBA Internal Regulations, Book 3, Chapter 6, articles 187, 188, 189, 190, 191a

COMMISSIONER

Each National Member Federation has the right to choose candidates for the title of FIBA Commissioner from amongst its former FIBA Referees and persons active in the organisation of basketball. A FIBA Commissioner cannot be, at the same, a FIBA active Referee.

A National Member Federation may have an unlimited number of FIBA Commissioners.

In order to obtain the title of FIBA Commissioner, the candidates must:
Be proposed officially by their national member federation
Participate in a Clinic for FIBA Commissioner Candidates
Pass all official tests as established by the FIBA Technical Commission showing sufficient English language skills and knowledge of the FIBA Official Basketball Rules, the General Statutes, and the Internal Regulations

Clinics are organised by the FIBA Technical Commission with the assistance of the FIBA Secretariat. They may also be organised by a Zone Technical Commission. In this event, the programme and the names of the FIBA Instructors conducting the clinic must be submitted to the FIBA Secretariat for approval.

The commissioner cannot be older than fifty-five (55) years of age when taking part in a FIBA Clinic for Commissioner Candidates and will not be considered a FIBA Active Commissioner after the age of seventy (70).

Download procedure and form:
Individual Commissioner procedure
Individual Commissioner form
FIBA Internal Regulations, Book 3, Chapter 6, articles 262, 263, 264, 265, 266

3x3 Official

Each National Member Federation has the right to choose the candidates for the title of FIBA 3x3 Referee from amongst its best national referees. A National Member Federation may have an unlimited number of FIBA 3x3 Referees.

In order to obtain the title of FIBA 3x3 Referee, the candidates must:
Be proposed officially by their Federation
Participate in a Clinic for FIBA 3x3 Referee Candidates
Pass theoretical (3x3 rules) and practical (officiating the game) tests;
Pass the English Language test

Only the official tests and examinations established by the FIBA 3x3 Development Department are valid.

Clinics shall be organised by the FIBA 3x3 Development Department.

Referees can combine being FIBA and FIBA 3x3 referees.

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